Archive for May, 2010

Lenovo U1 Hybrid & Skylight OS Smartbook Axed in Favor of Android

Lenovo U1 Hybrid & Skylight OS Smartbook Axed in Favor of Android

It actually hasn't been that long since Lenovo promised us, and everyone else for that matter, that the U1 Hybrid and Skylight Smartbook featuring Skylight OS was still coming. Not that long at all. But, all good things must come to an end, and in all honesty, if it means that something better could be coming along, well, we're all for it. Today, Lenovo has officially pronounced the two promising platforms and pieces of hardware tech dead before arrival.

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Realease Shogo Tablet is 10 Inches of Developer Goodness

Realease Shogo Tablet is 10 Inches of Developer Goodness

You might've looked at that title a few times, thinking we made a typo. Well, we didn't. Realease (real-ease) have just pulled the curtain off a brand new 10-inch tablet that runs on Linux, and is predominantly designed for all the developers out there that would like a more mobile way to design things. It's got a few options to make any tablet fan out there happy, so let's just dig right into it.

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Polk Atrium Garden Speakers Are Expensive Ways to Listen to Music Outdoors

Polk Atrium Garden Speakers Are Expensive Ways to Listen to Music Outdoors

Polk's name is pretty much synonymous with home audio, and that probably has something to do with the fact that their equipment, while pretty high quality, also comes with a high price tag. Can't get away from it, we imagine. Either way, the company's got a new range of speakers for the outdoorsman in you (and we mean your backyard, for the record), and as you might imagine, they aren't cheap.

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AT&T to Offer MobileProtect for $13.99 a Month

AT&T to Offer MobileProtect for $13.99 a Month

If you've got an iPhone, then you're painfully aware that the only way to insure your precious Apple mobile device, is to go through Apple themselves. While their AppleCare plan is top-notch, it may still be too pricey for some. So here comes AT&T to (finally) save the day. There's a bit of bad news thrown into the mix of good, though, so click after the break to find out if MobileProtect is right for you.

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Apple Applies for Patent to Pause and Resume Media on Separate Devices

Apple Applies for Patent to Pause and Resume Media on Separate Devices

Apple certainly loves their patents. Even if they don't have any plans to actually implement the idea into the physical world for several years, they're quick about snapping up those patents. It's a plan that's worked for them over the years, and they're probably not going to stop any time soon. This time around, they've got a patent that could see you playing a video on your Apple TV, pausing it there, and then picking up right where you left off on your Apple mobile device.

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HTC tablet research tips social networking niche

HTC tablet research tips social networking niche

Speculation about an HTC tablet is one of those cyclical things that doesn't want to die, and it seems that while the company maintains it has nothing in the works, that hasn't stopped them doing research to identify just what niche a larger-screen HTC slate might occupy.  According to The Inquirer, HTC's European vice president, Dr Florian Seiche, informed attendees of the Open Mobile Summit this week that their "study found women social networking while watching television was a likely use for tablets."

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Clevo D900F GeForce GTX 480M gaming notebook up for wallet-busting sale

Clevo D900F GeForce GTX 480M gaming notebook up for wallet-busting sale

Remember that stonking NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M Fermi GPU and the Clevo gaming notebook it was expected to first show up in?  The Clevo  D900F is now up for sale, and if you've in the region of $2,959 lying around waiting for a Core i7 based 17-inch monster notebook, you probably won't be disappointed.  Everything from a 2.66GHz Core i7-920 through to a 3.33GHz Core i7-980X Extreme are on offer (factor in an extra $856 for the latter), together with some Xeon quadcores, as well as up to 12GB of DDR3 memory.

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$99 Apple TV update gets iPhone OS, 1080p HD and cloud-storage?

$99 Apple TV update gets iPhone OS, 1080p HD and cloud-storage?

Details of Apple's upcoming Apple TV platform refresh have emerged, with Engadget claiming to have heard from a trusted source that the Cupertino company is planning a new, $99 set-top box that would use iPhone OS and cloud-based storage.  In fact, the new Apple TV sounds a lot like a headless-iPhone: it's described as having minimal ports, basically just power and a 1080p HD video output, as well as using the same 1GHz Apple 14 CPU and 16GB of onboard storage.

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